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President Carter’s Trips as President

President Carter traveled 224,668 miles as President, 94,398 miles on foreign trips, and 130,270 miles on domestic trips. This information was compiled from information at the Jimmy Carter Library, and the U. S. State Department publication Visits Abroad of the Presidents of the United States. The lists presented here are a compilation of responses to reference inquiries to the Library staff. There is some overlap in them, as vacation trips are included in fishing trips, etc.

Trips to Foreign Destinations

  • May 5-11, 1977—United Kingdom (London and Newcastle) to attend Economic Summit meeting and NATO Ministers’ meeting.
  • May 9, 1977—Switzerland (Geneva) to meet with President Furgler. Also met with Syrian President Assad.
  • December 29-31, 1977—Poland (Warsaw) to meet with First Secretary Gierek.
  • December 31, 1977-January 1, 1978—Iran (Tehran) to meet with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and King Hussein of Jordan.
  • January 1-3, 1978—India (New Delhi and Daulatpur-Nasirabad) to meet with President Reddy and Prime Minister Desai, and address Indian Parliament.
  • January 3-4, 1978—Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) to meet with King Khalid and Crown Prince Fahd.
  • January 4, 1978—Egypt (Aswan) to meet with President Sadat and German Chancellor Schmidt
  • January 4-6, 1978—France (Paris, Normandy, Bayeux, Versailles) to meet with President Giscard d’Estang and Prime Minister Barre.
  • January 6, 1978—Belgium (Brussels) to meet with King Baudouin and Prime Minister Tindemans.
  • March 28-29, 1978—Venezuela (Caracas) to meet with President Perez.
  • March 29-31, 1978—Brazil (Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro) to meet with President Geisel and address Brazilian Congress.
  • March 31-April 3, 1978—Nigeria (Lagos) to meet with President Obasango.
  • April 3, 1978—Liberia (Monrovia) to meet with President Tolbert.
  • June 16-17, 1978—Panama (Panama City) to meet with President Lakas and General Torrijos and exchange documents ratifying Panama Canal treaties. Also met with several other Latin American leaders.
  • July 14-15, 1978—Federal Republic of Germany (Bonn, Wiesbaden-Erbenheim Air Base, Frankfurt) to meet with President Scheel and Chancellor Schmidt.
  • July 15, 1978—Germany (Berlin) to speak at Airlift Memorial
  • July 16-17, 1978—Federal Republic of Germany (Bonn) to attend Economic Summit Meeting.
  • January 4-9, 1979—France (Guadeloupe) to meet informally with President Giscard d’Estaing, German Chancellor Schmidt, and British Prime Minister Callaghan.
  • February 14-16, 1979—Mexico (Mexico City) to meet with President Lopez Portillo.
  • March 7-10, 1979—Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria, Giza) to meet with President Sadat and address People’s Assembly.
  • March 10-13, 1979—Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem) to meet with President Navon and Prime Minister Begin, and address the Knesset.
  • March 13, 1979—Egypt (Cairo) to meet with President Sadat.
  • June 14-18, 1979—Austria (Vienna) to meet with President Kirchschlaeger and Chancellor Kreisky, and Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev to sign SALT II Treaty.
  • June 25-29, 1979—Japan (Tokyo, Shimoda) to meet with Emeror Hirohito and Prime Minister Ohira, and attend Economic Summit Meeting.
  • June 29-July 1, 1979—Korea (Seoul) to meet with President Park and Prime Minister Choi.
  • June 19-24, 1980—Italy (Rome, Venice) to meet with President Pertini and attend the Economic Summit Meeting.
  • June 21, 1980—Vatican City to meet with Pope John Paul II.
  • June 24-25, 1980—Yugoslavia (Belgrade) to meet with President Mijatovic.
  • June 25-26, 1980—Spain (Madrid) to meet with King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Suarez.
  • June 26, 1980—Portugal (Lisbon) to meet with President Eanes and Prime Minister Sa Carneiro.
  • July 9-10, 1980—Japan (Tokyo) to attend memorial service for Prime Minister Ohira and meet with several Asian leaders.

Vacations while in Office

  • 3:30pm February 11, 1977-7:00pm February 13, 1977 to Plains, GA. (51.5 hours)
  • 2:30pm April 8, 1977-5:00pm April 10, 1977 to Calhoun, GA. (50.5 hours)
  • 1:30pm May 26, 1977-6:30pm May 31, 1977 to Georgia and Florida (May 27 on board USS Los Angeles)(116 hours)
  • 3:00pm August 5, 1977-6:00pm August 10, 1977 to Plains, GA. (123 hours)
  • 9:30am December 21, 1977-1:30pm December 26, 1977 to Plains, GA. (124 hours)
  • 2:30pm January 20, 1978-7:00pm January 23, 1978 to Plains, GA and St. Simons Is., GA (76.5 hours)
  • 7:30am March 17, 1978-6:30pm March 20, 1978 to St. Simons Is., GA (83 hours)
  • 3:30pm August 18, 1978-4:00pm August 21, 1978 to Plains, GA (72.5 hours)
  • 9:00am August 24, 1978-5:30pm August 30, 1978 to Jackson Hole, WY (153.5 hours)
  • 4:00pm December 22, 1978-1:00pm December 26, 1978 to Plains, GA. (93 hours)
  • 8:00am April 12, 1979-5:00pm April 22, 1979 to Sapelo Is., Plains, GA, and Calhoun, GA (249.5 hours)
  • 6:00pm May 11, 1979-3:00pm May 14, 1979 to Virginia Beach, VA (69 hours)
  • 6:00pm August 17, 1979-2:00pm August 24, 1979 to Mississippi River on Delta Queen (164 hours)
  • 7:30pm August 30, 1979-5:00pm September 3, 1979 to Plains, GA (105 hours)
  • 11:00pm July 4, 1980-10:00pm July 17, 1980 to Plains, GA (July 8 to 10 in Detroit and Japan)(239 hours)
  • 10:30am December 23, 1980-6:00pm December 26, 1980 to Plains, GA(79.5 hours)
  • 8:30am January 9, 1981-11:30am January 11, 1981 to Plains, GA (51 hours)

Visits to Camp David

  • 6:00pm February 25, 1977-5:30pm February 27, 1977 (47.5 hours)
  • 5:00pm March 25, 1977-6:00pm March 27, 1977 (49 hours)
  • 5:00pm May 13, 1977-5:30pm May 15, 1977 (48.5 hours)
  • 4:45pm June 17, 1977-4:30pm June 19, 1977 (47.75 hours)
  • 3:00pm July 1, 1977-6:15pm July 4, 1977 (75.25 hours)
  • 5:15pm July 15, 1977-6:30pm July 17, 1977 (49.25 hours)
  • 6:30pm August 15, 1977-5:00pm August 21, 1977 (142.5 hours)
  • 3:45pm September 2, 1977-2:45pm September 5, 1977 (71 hours)
  • 5:45pm September 16, 1977-6:00pm September 18, 1977 (48.25 hours)
  • 5:00pm September 30, 1977-4:30pm October 2, 1977 (71 hours)
  • 5:45pm October 7, 1977-11:15am October 10, 1977 (65.5 hours)
  • 5:15pm October 28, 1977-6:00pm October 30, 1977 (48.75 hours)
  • 6:15pm December 9, 1977-4:30pm December 11, 1977 (46.25 hours)

Total hours for 1977 = 810.5

  • 5:00pm January 13, 1978-8:45am January 15, 1978 (39.75 hours)
  • 5:45pm February 3, 1978-4:45pm February 5, 1978 (47 hours)
  • 4:00pm February 10, 1978-5:00pm February 12, 1978 (49 hours)
  • 5:00pm March 3, 1978-5:30pm March 5, 1978 (48.5 hours)
  • 4:15pm March 24, 1978-4:15pm March 26, 1978 (48 hours)
  • 3:30pm April 7, 1978-5:00pm April 9, 1978 (49.5 hours)
  • 3:45pm April 14, 1978-1:45pm April 17, 1978 (70 hours)
  • 6:00pm April 29, 1978-5:15am April 30, 1978 (23.25 hours)
  • 5:00pm May 12, 1978-5:00pm May 14, 1978 (48 hours)
  • 5:15pm June 2, 1978-5:30pm June 4, 1978 (48.25 hours)
  • 6:15pm June 9, 1978-5:45pm June 11, 1978 (47.5 hours)
  • 4:15pm June 30, 1978-6:30pm July 9, 1978 <218.25 hours)
  • 3:30pm July 21, 1978-5:30pm July 23, 1978 (50 hours)
  • 4:15pm July 28, 1978-1:15pm July 31, 1978 (69 hours)
  • 1:00pm September 4, 1978-6:00pm September 17, 1978 (221 hours)
  • 2:30pm October 6, 1978-6:00pm October 16, 1978 (243 hours)
  • 6:30pm October 21, 1978-10:30am October 24, 1978 (40 hours)
  • 6:30pm October 28, 1978-5:30pm October 30, 1978 (47 hours)
  • 7:30am November 4, 1978-6:30pm November 8, 1978 (95 hours)
  • 5:00pm November 17, 1978-2:00pm November 19, 1978 (45 hours)
  • 6:30pm November 22, 1978-3:30pm November 26, 1978 (93 hours)
  • 6:30pm December 15, 1978-5:30pm December 17, 1978 (47 hours)
  • 1:30pm December 26, 1978-3:45pm January 1, 1979 (146.25 hours)

Total hours for 1978 = 1,833.75

  • 4:15pm January 19, 1979-3:30pm January 21, 1979 (47.25 hours)
  • 4:15pm January 26, 1979-4:30pm January 28, 1979 (48.25 hours)
  • 3:00pm February 2, 1979-5:30pm February 4, 1979 (50.5 hours)
  • 3:30pm February 9, 1979-5:30pm February 11, 1979 (50 hours)
  • 8:00pm February 16, 1979-5:45pm February 19, 1979 (69.75 hours)
  • 1:00pm March 16, 1979-5:30pm March 19, 1979 (100.5 hours)
  • 3:00pm April 6, 1979-6:15pm April 8, 1979 (51.25 hours)
  • 4:00pm May 18, 1979-2:00pm May 20, 1979 (46 hours)
  • 2:00pm May 25, 1979-6:45pm May 28, 1979 (76.75 hours)
  • 4:15pm June 1, 1979-5:15pm June 2, 1979 (25 hours)
  • 4:15pm June 8, 1979-4:45pm June 11, 1979 (72.5 hours)
  • 1:00pm July 3, 1979-6:30pm July 14, 1979 (269.5 hours)
  • 3:45pm July 27, 1979-10:45am July 30, 1979 (67 hours)
  • 4:15pm August 10, 1979-11:00am August 13, 1979 (66.75 hours)
  • 6:00pm August 24, 1979-3:45pm August 29, 1979 (117.75 hours)
  • 5:30pm September 14, 1979-9:00am September 17, 1979 (63.5 hours)
  • 5:00pm September 29, 1979-9:30am October 1, 1979 (40.5 hours)
  • 7:30pm October 20, 1979-9:30am October 22, 1979 (42 hours)
  • 4:15pm October 26, 1979-6:00pm October 28, 1979 (49.75 hours)
  • 4:30pm November 2, 1979-8:15am November 5, 1979 (63.75 hours)
  • 2:15pm November 17, 1979-5:45pm November 25, 1979 (195.5 hours)
  • 4:45pm November 30, 1979-1:15pm December 2, 1979 (44.5 hours)
  • 9:30pm December 14, 1979-3:45pm December 16, 1979 (42.25 hours)
  • 5:45pm December 21, 1979-9:45am December 28, 1979 (160 hours)

Total hours for 1979 = 1,933.0

  • 12:00am January 5, 1980-4:30 pm January 6, 1980 (40.5 hours)
  • 2:45pm January 18, 1980-1:30pm January 21, 1980 (70.75 hours)
  • 3:15pm January 25, 1980-6:45pm January 27, 1980 (51.5 hours)
  • 10:15am February 2, 1980-6:00pm February 3, 1980 (31.75 hours)
  • 12:45pm February 8, 1980-3:45pm February 11, 1980 (75 hours)
  • 5:30pm February 22, 1980-4:45pm February 24, 1980 (47.25 hours)
  • 4:30pm February 29, 1980-10:45am March 3, 1980 (66.25 hours)
  • 10:30pm March 14, 1980-4:45pm March 16, 1980 (42.25 hours)
  • 5:30pm March 21, 1980-12:30pm March 23, 1980 (55 hours)
  • 4:15pm April 3, 1980-8:30am April 7, 1980 (88.25 hours)
  • 2:00pm May 2, 1980-8:45am May 5, 1980 (66.75 hours)
  • 5:45pm May 9, 1980-6:45pm May 11, 1980 (49 hours)
  • 4:45pm May 15, 1980-2:00pm May 18, 1980 (45.25 hours)
  • 3:45pm May 23, 1980-3:00pm May 26, 1980 (71.25 hours)
  • 12:45pm May 31, 1980-3:45pm June 1, 1980 (27 hours)
  • 5:15pm June 6, 1980-7:00pm June 8, 1980 (49.75 hours)
  • 4:45pm June 14, 1980-2:30pm June 15, 1980 (21.75 hours)
  • 7:00pm June 26, 1980-8:45am June 30, 1980 (85.75 hours)
  • 6:45pm July 25, 1980-5:30pm July 27, 1980 (46.75 hours)
  • 11:45am August 2, 1980-6:30pm August 3, 1980 (31.25 hours)
  • 4:30pm August 8, 1980-6:45pm August 12, 1980 (98.25 hours)
  • 4:00pm August 17, 1980-6:15pm August 19, 1980 (50.25 hours)
  • 3:15pm August 29, 1980-5:30pm August 31, 1980 (50.25 hours)
  • 11:15am September 5, 1980-3:45pm September 7, 1980 (52.5 hours)
  • 4:45pm September 20, 1980-6:15pm September 21, 1980 (25.5 hours)
  • 9:00pm September 26, 1980-5:15pm September 28, 1980 (44.25 hours)
  • 5:45pm October 5, 1980-6:45pm October 5, 1980 (1 hour)
  • 5:45pm October 10, 1980-7:00pm October 11, 1980 (25.25 hours)
  • 4:45pm October 17, 1980-11:15am October 19, 1980 (42.5 hours)
  • 3:00pm October 25, 1980-10:30am October 27, 1980 (43.5 hours)
  • 12:45pm November 5, 1980-5:30pm November 10, 1980 (112.75 hours)
  • 4:30pm November 20, 1980-5:30pm November 23, 1980 (73 hours)
  • 12:45pm November 26, 1980-5:30pm November 30, 1980 (88.75 hours)
  • 1:15pm December 5, 1980-7:45am December 7, 1980 (42.5 hours)
  • 4:45pm December 12, 1980-2:00pm December 14, 1980 (45.25 hours)
  • 3:45pm December 19, 1980-3:00pm December 21, 1980 (47.25 hours)
  • 6:30pm December 26, 1980-2:30pm December 31, 1980 (116 hours)

Total hours for 1980 = 2,021.75

3:30pm January 16, 1981-4:00pm January 18, 1981 (48.5 hours)

Total hours for 1981 = 48.5

Total hours = 6,647.5

Fishing Trips

(Note: This list was compiled by the staff of the Jimmy Carter Library from the President’s Daily Diary, and includes those trips where there is some indication in the Diary that the President went fishing sometime in the trip.)

  • April 8-10, 1977 to Calhoun, GA, John B. Brown Campsite.
  • May 27-31, 1977 to St. Simons Island, GA (with side trips to Brunswick, GA, and Plains, GA).
  • August 5-10, 1977 to Plains, GA.
  • January 20-23, 1978 to St. Simons Island, GA.
  • March 17-20, 1978 to St. Simons Island, GA.
  • May 21-22, 1978 to Plains, GA.
  • August 21-22, 1978 to Boise, ID.
  • August 23-24, 1978 to Salmon River, ID.
  • August 24-30, 1978 to Jackson Hole, WY.
  • October 6-9, 1978 to Camp David, MD and Chambersburg, PA.
  • January 4-9, 1979 to Guadeloupe, France.
  • April 12-20, 1979 to Sapelo Island, GA (April 13 to Atwood Creek; April 16 to Flag Pond; April 17 aboard Bagby; and April 18 Waters Dock).
  • April 20-22, 1979 to Plains, GA.
  • May 11-14, 1979 to Camp Hoover, VA (Rapidian Road fishing hole).
  • May 14, 1979 Virginia Beach, VA.
  • May 18-20, 1979 to Camp David, MD.
  • May 25-28, 1979 to Camp David, MD (May 25 to Hunting Creek; May 26 to Spruce Creek Lodge, PA; May 27 to Hunting Creek; and May 28 to Hunting Creek).
  • June 1-2, 1979 to Camp David, MD (June 1 to Camp Peniel).
  • June 8-11, 1979 to Camp David, MD (June 8 to Hunting Creek; June 10 to Camp Peniel; June 11 to Leetown, WV).
  • July 3-14, 1979 to Camp David, MD (July 3 to Camp Peniel; July 12 to Pittsburgh, PA).
  • August 17-24, 1979 Minneapolis, MN to St. Louis, MO aboard Delta Queen.
  • August 24-29, 1979 to Camp David, MD (August 28-29 to Camp Peniel and Big Hunter Creek).
  • August 30-September 3, 1979 to Plains, GA (August 31 Webster County Pond; September 1 Webster Pond).
  • October 20-22, 1979 to Camp David, MD (October 21 to Cap Peniel).
  • October 26-28, 1979 to Camp David, MD (October 27 Hunting Creek, Camp Peniel).
  • November 2-5, 1979 to Camp David, MD (November 3 to Camp Peniel).
  • November 20-25, 1979 to Camp David, MD (November 22 to Hunting Creek, Camp Peniel).
  • March 21-23, 1980 to Camp David, MD (March 22 to Camp Peniel).
  • April 3-7, 1980 to Camp David, MD (April 4 and 6 to Camp Peniel).
  • May 2-5, 1980 to Camp David, MD (May 3 and 4 to Camp Peniel).
  • May 9-11, 1980 to Camp David, MD (May 9, 10 and 11 to Camp Peniel).
  • May 16-18, 1980 to Camp David, MD (May 17 to Camp Peniel).
  • May 23-26, 1980 to Camp David, MD (May 23 to Camp Peniel).
  • May 31-June 1, 1980 to Camp David, MD (May 31 and June 1 to Camp Peniel).
  • June 6-8, 1980 to Camp David, MD (June 7 to Spruce Creek, PA; June 8 to Camp Peniel).
  • June 13-15, 1980 to Camp David, MD (June 13-14 to Spruce Creek, PA).
  • June 26-30, 1980 to Camp David, MD (June 27 and 28 to Camp Peniel).
  • July 4-8, 1980 to Plains, GA.
  • July 9-11, 1980 to Elemdorf, AK (July 10 to Clarence Lake).
  • July 11-17, 1980 to Brunswick, GA - Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (July 11 to Cabretta Beach and Pasture Pond; July 12 to Cabretta Beach and Marine Institute; July 13 to Laboratory Pond; July 14 aboard Bagby and Laboratory Pond; July 16 Don Carter Farm, Hiawassee, GA).
  • July 25-27, 1980 to Camp David, MD (July 25 to Camp Peniel; July 26 to McFadden residence).
  • August 8-12, 1980 to Camp David, MD (August 8 to Otter Valley Lodge; August 11 to Abraham Estate; August 12 to Camp Peniel).
  • August 15-19, 1980 to Camp David, MD (August 15, 16 and 17 to Spruce Creek, PA).
  • August 29-31, 1980 to Camp David, MD (August 29 to Otter Valley Lodge).
  • September 5-7, 1980 to Camp David, MD (September 5 to Clear Springs, MD; September 6 to Leetown, WV).
  • September 19-21, 1980 to Camp David, MD (September 19 and 20 to Spruce Creek, PA).
  • September 26-28, 1980 to Camp David, MD (September 27 to Otter Valley Lodge).
  • October 4-5, 1980 to Camp David, MD (October 4-5 to Spruce Creek, PA).
  • October 10-11, 1980 to Camp David, MD (October 11 to Otter Valley Lodge).
  • October 17-19, 1980 to Camp David, MD (October 17 to Spruce Creek, PA).
  • November 5-10, 1980 to Camp David, MD (November 7 to Spruce Creek, PA; November 10 to Thurmont, MD).
  • November 20-23, 1980 to Camp David, MD (November 21 to Owens Creek).
  • December 5-7, 1980 to Camp David, MD.
  • December 12-14, 1980 to Camp David, MD.
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